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The Level of Financial Corruption at the Olympics Is Insane

The Level of Financial Corruption at the Olympics Is Insane

The Anti-Corruption Foundation, nonprofit organization that’s run by a Russian opposition leader, has released this infograph that shows just how rampant the corruption at the Sochi Winter Olympics has been. Fast Company has broken down some of the numbers, and they are completely insane. A single seat at the Bolshoy Ice Dome—a building with a price tag of $300 million—costs the Russian people $25,200. The Media Center, where journalists hang out to cover the events, costs $1.2 billion, enough to buy a brand new MacBook for every former student who graduated high school last year in the country. Nearly $9 billion was spent on the new highway leading to Sochi; that’s more than the entire cost of hosting the Vancouver Olympics. To date, Russia has spent an estimated $51 billion on the Sochi games—a price higher than the cost of every other Winter Olympics combined …

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